The first lock is the Dallas Cowboys will miss the playoffs finishing the year 1-4 in December and January? Why? Because they don't know any different. I'm not sure the team is strong enough mentally to overcome missed field goals, blocked field goals, and 12 point leads with 5 minutes to go. The game will be close, and I will be screaming at the TV, if only in my head because I can't wake the kids...Giants kill my New Years, 34 - 31.
The Saints beat the Panthers trying to lock up the #1 seed in the NFC. They also have some records they will want to break, and you may have heard that Cam Newton is playing in the game and beat the Saints the first time around. I don't see this happening, I got the Saints winning 38 - 31.
The first shock is the Jets over the Dolphins. They Jets are still playoff eligible, before the games start anyway, but they need help from like half the league. Since they have Rex as their coach I can't see them giving up, especially because they are the noon kickoff. The Jets win a wild game with the Dolphins (aren't all Jets v. Dolphins games wild?) 24 - 23.
The second shock of the week is Chargers beating the Raiders in the last week of the season. Norvel will be trying to save his job...again...but more importantly than that is the Chargers are hot right now and the Raiders aren't. Chargers win 23 - 20.
The first jock is obvious, Drew Brees 300 yards and 3 touchdowns. I think that is all he knows how to do this year.
The second jock is Eli Manning who will torch the Dallas defense for 300 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Happy New Year everyone and enjoy the final games of the regular season. Chris and Matt SHOULD be back Tuesday night at 10:00 p.m. eastern at www.blogtalkradio.com/sidelinershow